Saturday, October 23, 2021

Prison chief: Mississippi preps for 1st execution since 2012

October 23, 2021 6:56 am JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain...

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

October 23, 2021 6:41 am FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds....

Trial opens against Italy’s Salvini for blocked migrant ship

October 23, 2021 5:41 am MILAN (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish...

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

October 23, 2021 5:01 am MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days...

Thousands of Islamists continue marching to Pakistan capital

October 23, 2021 4:51 am LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party Saturday departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second...

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

October 23, 2021 4:21 am DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

October 23, 2021 3:36 am COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island...

Bangladesh to share ‘climate prosperity plan’ at COP26

October 23, 2021 2:01 am NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the...

Major oil producer Saudi Arabia announces net-zero by 2060

October 23, 2021 2:01 am DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

October 22, 2021 11:51 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group...

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GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

October 23, 2021 7:26 am HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control...

Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

October 23, 2021 7:26 am There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics...

N Korea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

October 23, 2021 7:16 am SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through...